Standing Up for Women and Families

From preserving the right for everyone to make health care decisions about their body to fighting to keep families together, JB has worked to support women and families across Illinois.

  • Enshrined reproductive rights in state law, protecting the freedom of choice from the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Enhanced protections for domestic violence survivors from retaliation by their abusers
  • Signed comprehensive legislation to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and protect victims who come forward
  • Strengthened the Illinois Equal Pay Act to ensure equal pay for equal work
  • Increased death benefits for families of fallen first responders
  • Protected immigrant families by standing up to Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies
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